NTD’s 6th International Piano Competition is presenting the Future Stars Concert at the Merkin Concert Hall of Kaufman Music Center in New York from 2 p.m.–4 p.m. ET on Nov. 2.
Pianists appearing at the concert will include this year’s competition finalists, as well as 2014 Competition Gold Award winner Timur Mustakimov, along with professor Mikhail Voskresensky and Russian concert pianist Vassily Primakov. The award ceremony will be presented after the concert.
The International Piano Competition is one in a series of international cultural and arts events hosted by NTD Television Network. The mission of this competition is to promote traditional arts of pure authenticity, pure goodness, and pure beauty, and to bring back the glory of piano masterpieces from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods.
The competition’s commitment to artistic excellence is a means to allow the 250-year legacy of piano literature to continue to flourish and to pass it on to future generations to come.
The concert and the award ceremony will be open to audience members and live-streamed on NTD’s and The Epoch Times’s websites and social media channels.
1. Jiusi Zhang (China)
Piece: The Sacred Journey—Commissioned Composition of 2022 NTD International Piano Competition
Bio: Jiusi Zhang from China is the winner of the 2022 PianoTexas International Piano Festival Concerto Competition and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree at Oberlin Conservatory of Music under maestro professor Dang Thai Son.
2. Evangeliya Delizonas-Khukhua (Russia)
Piece: J.S. Bach: Toccata in D major, BWV 912
Bio: Evangeliya Delizonas-Khukhua from Russia was born into a family of musicians and started on the piano at age 3. She is pursuing a DMA in Piano Performance at the USC Thornton School of Music.
3. Aruth Masrangsan (Thailand)
Piece: Beethoven: Sonata No. 18 in E-flat major, Op. 31 No. 3. (3rd & 4th Movement)
Bio: Aruth Masrangsan from Thailand is the winner of the first prize and Grand Prix of the 3rd Piano Island Competition. He studies under Prof. Dina Parakhina and Prof. Denys Proshayev at Royal Conservatoire The Hague in the Netherlands.
4. Yung-Yi Chen (Taiwan)
Piece: F. Liszt: Transcendental Etudes No.6 “Vision”
Bio: Yung-Yi Chen from Taiwan debuted in 2009 at the age of 10 and has since performed on renowned stages across the world, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
5. Trinity Goff (United States)
Piece: F. Chopin: Sonata No 3 in B minor, Op. 58. (3rd & 4th Movement)
Bio: Trinity Goff from the United States is the 2020 winner of the Van Buren Concerto Competition and is currently studying with Jean-David Coen of Willamette University.
6. Antonii Baryshevskyi (Ukraine)
Piece: Beethoven: Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57. (2nd & 3rd Movement)
Bio: Antonii Baryshevskyi from Ukraine is a soloist with the National Philharmonie of Ukraine and first prize winner of the 2014 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition.
Intermission (10 Minutes)
7. Timur Mustakimov
Piece: Mussorgsky: the finale of Pictures at an Exhibition
Bio: Timur Mustakimov from Russia is the Gold Award winner of the 2014 NTD International Piano Competition. In Spring 2015, he became the youngest nominated member of The Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia.
8. Vassily Primakov
Piece: Chopin Waltz in A minor, Op. 34 No. 2
Polonaise in A-flat major, Op. 53
Bio: Vassily Primakov from Russia has been hailed as a pianist of world-class importance. In 2007 he was named the Classical Recording Foundation’s “Young Artist of the Year” and in 2009, the National Public Radio named his Chopin Mazurkas recording as “Best of the Year.” He has released numerous recordings for Bridge Records, Naxos and LP Classics and resides in New York City.
9. Mikhail Voskresensky
Piece: Mozart Fantasia in D minor, K. 397
Scriabin Deux Poemes, Op. 32
Chopin Waltz in E minor, Op. Posth.
Bio: Mikhail Voskresensky from Russia is a distinguished professor at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, and his pupils have won more than 120 international prizes. He has adjudicated in many international competitions including the Tchaikovsky competitions and chaired the Scriabin International Competition in Moscow. Mr. Voskresensky has captivated audiences with his electrifying, impassioned interpretations of great piano literature of all styles.
Merkin Hall of Kaufman Music Center
129 West 67th Street New York, N.Y. 10023
Admission tickets: $20
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